Polish civil substantive law

Aviation law – denied-boarding and delayed flight compensation system for passengers

Jolanta Budzowska        28 August 2017        Comments (0)

Fortunately, air travel disruptions rarely result in passenger injuries. The damage usually takes on a more prosaic dimension, coming down to material loss caused by the delay or cancellation of the flight. In that case, the passenger can claim a fairly quick compensation. What simplifies the process is the EU Regulation 261/2004, which entered into […]

Many ways to assist

Jolanta Budzowska        17 July 2017        Comments (0)

Today I received an email that read: I am delighted to advise that the claim of XY has today settled for the total sum of ŁXX,YYY. Your considered advices and professional guidance has undoubtedly assisted in achieving this settlement. I am grateful for your help and look forward to working with you again soon. It […]

An Interesting Choice

Michał Krzanowski        10 July 2017        Comments (0)

Interest on personal injury damages has been a hot topic of debate for many years in Poland. Even the Supreme Court’s standpoint on the matter has seen several revisions by now. More importantly, it is far from just an academic discussion, as personal injury trials tend to last for at least a few years, which […]

One regime to rule them all?

Jolanta Budzowska        17 May 2017        Comments (0)

When advising on Polish law in personal injury cases, we are often asked about the contractual and delictual liability regimes – mainly how each of them function in practice, and what is the relationship between the two under Polish law. The issue may be of particular interest when it comes to plastic/cosmetic surgery procedures, which […]

Ultralight aircraft accident

Jolanta Budzowska        20 January 2017        Comments (0)

Aviation accident cases tend to have a cross-border side to them. At times only seemingly, though, as in a recent case which concluded with a judgement of the District Court in Kraków. In said judgment the court declared the jurisdiction of Polish courts and applied Polish substantive law, despite objections raised by the sued insurer: […]